Versatile 15m Research Vessel built 2002 by Qualicraft in New Zealand of strip plank timber with triaxial E-glass, which has resulted in a well proven, relatively fast, multi-purpose workboat with large aft deck, easy access to the water and accommodation facilities for six, plus skipper.
The vessel performs a wide variety of tasks including bottom sampling, estuary surveys, dredging and diving operations.
Currently in Maritime New Zealand survey from East Cape to North Cape, including the Three Kings islands, she could easily be re-purposed and would make an excellent dive charter vessel or a great syndicate boat for enjoying the great outdoors, diving and fishing coastal islands and chasing game fish out wide.
Powered by twin Caterpillar 3126 marine diesel engines developing 420 hp each and coupled to ZF 286A gearboxes, driving four blade propellers, which provide a service speed of 18 knots and maximum of 24 knots. Hydraulics power the main winch in the cockpit, a warping capstan that also services the overhead gantry, a pot hauler on the starboard side and the anchor windlass.
Hydraulic backup is also provided by a 240v hydraulic pump powered by the 7.5kw genset.
The back-up pump also drives the on-board dive compressor.
The accommodation area is open plan, with plenty of headroom and natural light provided by three overhead hatches and ten fixed hull ports. The vessel's toilet, shower and wet-lab facilities are located off the cockpit. The bridge seats six passengers plus the skipper and a pilot berth is provided in the port, aft corner.
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Craig Loomes ( Lomocean)
49' 1" - 14.95m
4.5m (14ft 9in)
1.3m (4ft 3in)
14 ton light
Ply/Ply-Glass / Glass over timber
Glass over ply /foam ply sandwich
3126 Cats (630 kw combined )
2 x 420 hp 3126 caterpillar engines that have almost done 8200 hrs ( 2-3-2021)
1x 7.5 kva lombardini single phase generator almost 1900hrs (2-3-2021)
2x 1000 L
Water; Between these are 3 polyethylene water tanks holding a total of 400l of fresh water. Blackwater; On Stb side in the toilet there is a 20l black water tank
The vessel sleeps 4 in the forepeak/bow section in single bunks, the mid-section provides a seated on each side with large drop leaf table in the center and two high bunks in each side. Total of 6 bunks down below and an 1 watch berth on the bridge.
The gallery is to starboard and has micro wave, gas hob, 240v oven, bar fridge, sink, stowage lockers.
The port side opposite has a work desk and lockers for stores.
The bridge has seating for 5 plus the skipper and one watch keepers bunk.
The toilet/shower is to starboard off the cockpit deck. There is a small room to port off the cockpit deck with sink, bench and locker space.
The cockpit has engine access hatches for the main engines and the generator.
Other hatches offer access to the steering flat and storage hold that is about 1 cubic meter in capacity.
There is also hatch access to the fridge freezer compartment.
There is a gas locker on the starboard aft quarter and rope locker to on port aft quarter
Glass over timber composite materials
The hull is kauri strip plank below the water line and cedar above. The hull is glassed and the underwater part is also sheathed in Kevlar. There is carbon fiber laid longitudinally on the inside of the hull. The decks and superstructure are glass over timber construction. The decks and some bulkheads are ply foam ply sandwich construction.
Gas hob, range hood, bar fridge, microwave, 240v oven, stowage lockers, sink and fresh hot and cold taps on water pump supply.
MISCELLANEOUS GALLEY EQUIPMENT
Pots, pans, plates, cups, cutlery, bowls, plastic glasses
Galley; Small 240v Bar fridge.
Aft cockpit portside deck; large hold style fridge freezer 1200 x 600x600 with center divider.
There are 2 x 24v refrigeration units and this space can be regulated to be fridge or freezer or half of each.
1x 24 inch Samsung flat screen monitor
The vessel has an extensive hydraulic system drawing power from the stb engine PTO, or in emergency, from the Generator. This system runs, the anchor winch, capstan winch aft, main drum winch and Stb side pot hauler. The 7 cuft capitano dive compressor is also hydraulically driven and draws power from the generator or Stb engine PTO.
8 person life raft
2 life rings
Flares; Smoke canister, hand held pin point and rocket parachute.
Life jackets for survey;. 8 x coastal and 14 inshore
First aid kit
FM200 fixed firefighting remote release in engine room
3 dry powder extinguishers, 1 Co2 and one galley fire blanket.
24 v DC through out
12v for radio and some other equipment. Radio battery suppliers power as per survey requirements. A step down regulator supplies other 12v items and charges the radio battery.
240 supply from 2kw inverter, generator or shore power.
Charging is from 100amp battery charger or 160 amp alternator on the port engine Batteries; house bank is 8x 6v 230 amp hr deep cycle batteries
Engine starting is 2 x N200 12v batts
Each main engine has a 12v alternator
The Genset starts from the port engine N200 batt
There is an emergency cross over circuit.
240v oven, range hood, microwave, 240v power outlets in galley, saloon, engine room, small cabin off aft deck to port and bridge.
1 x AC distribution panel and breakers in the saloon
1x DC distribution panel
Furuno 12inch multi display screen acting as sounder and chart plotter
Simrad 24 mile radar
Furuno multi beam sounder
Furuno 48 to 200khz 1kw sounder ( Both sounders run through the multifunctional display but not simultaneously)
Simrad auto pilot with fluxgate compass 2 x compasses (1x steering)
AIS system; vesper marine
Anchors x2 Delta; 1x20 kg and 1 x 15kg
Muir Anchor winch with rope chain gipsy and vertical warping capstan
Rock anchor and 80m 12mm nylon
4 x fenders
2 x 4.5 kg alumin gas bottle
Spare parts for engines
RIG AND RIGGING
Gantry and boom over cockpit
Manual Hydraulic and auto pilot
Rig: Light Marine Research Including Diving
Cockpit: 5mx 4.5m
Boat Color: White
Monthly checks as per MTOP
Engines serviced by Goughs (Terra cat ) at 200hr intervals since vessel went in the water in 2002.
Is slipped annually for maintenance and anti-fouling. This year out of water midterm survey will be at Gulf harbour in the second half of June 2021.